JD Sports Fashion PLC said Wednesday that it expects to report fiscal 2023 adjusted pretax profit toward the top end of market expectations after it booked a strong performance during the Christmas period. The sports-and-fashion retailer
said that for the fiscal year ending Jan. 28 it expects to report adjusted pretax profit in a range from 933 million to 985 million pounds ($1.13 billion-$1.20 billion).
Total revenue growth for the 22 weeks to Dec. 31 was more than 10%, compared with growth of 5% for the first half, it said. Performance through Christmas was particularly impressive, it said, with total revenue growth over the six-week period to Dec. 31 of more than 20%. North America recovered strongly, delivering growth of more than 20% through the second half to date, it said. For fiscal 2024, the company sees adjusted pretax profit of just over GBP1 billion. Write to Kyle Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org